Please read the article, Hoping for a Good Death. (Need to click on link to NY Times).In this article, Elizabeth Reis states: The biggest lesson I have learned is that every family should not only discuss end-of-life wishes but should act on them by filling out an advance directive. If my father had completed one, his end might have played out differently.
What did she mean by this? How might the end have played out differently? What can be done to help increase the number of people with advance directives? Advance directives DO make a difference!